West-Pomeranian Museum Event of the Year [COMPETITION RESULTS]

Find out about the results of the tenth edition of the West-Pomeranian Museum Event of the Year competition held under the patronage of the Marshal of the West-Pomeranian Voivodship by West-Pomeranian Branch of The Association of Polish Museologists.

The main aim of the competition is to select and honour the authors of the best 2019 museum projects in the region in two categories: exhibition and educational and popularization activities.

From among 16 applications submitted by 12 museums, the committee consisting of: Anna Bartczak, Eryk Krasucki, Paweł Migdalski, Bogdan Twardochleb and Przemysław Wraga, chose the best event and awarded two honorary mentions in each category categories.


"Jamno Farm” 

Muzeum w Koszalinie 
Authors: Jerzy Buziałkowski, Ewa Pliszka, Bogna Buziałkowska, Krzysztof Jedynak   
For the consistent promotion of the remembrance of the heritage of Jamno culture and its modern and diversified popularisation.  


"Darłowo at the Times of King Eric of Pomerania” 

Zamek Książąt Pomorskich - Muzeum w Darłowie 
Author: Karol Matusiak
For interesting and atractive presentation of the figure of most renown Pomeranian ruler – Eric of Pomerania.

"Deposit of Memory – Ukrainian Folk Costume from Jan Syrnyk's Collection” 
Muzeum Ziemi Wałeckiej w Wałczu 
Author: Marlena Jakubczyk 
For original form of presentation of a unique collection of Ukrainian costumes.  


Project "Dyed Egg Rattle from Myślibórz – Toy, Object, Instrument”
Muzeum Pojezierza Myśliborskiego w Myśliborzu
Authors: Magdalena Szymczyk, Dagmara Kozłowska, Aleksandra Stempińska, Marcin Ananicz 
For thoughtful and coherent activities popularizing archaeological heritage of the region.  


Project "Educational Tool Kit for The Museum of Technology and Transport in Szczecin” 
The Museum of Technlogy and Transport in Szczecin 
Authors: Andrzej Wojciech Feliński, Justyna Machnicka (Academy of Art in Szczecin) 
For consistent and attractive activities joining technical and artistic education. 

Project "Whispers of Old Town House”
Muzeum Archeologiczno-Historyczne w Stargardzie
Authors: Patrycja Jakubiak, Przemysław Antczak  
For exceptional way of popularizing the history of the city and its inhabitants.  

The awarding ceremony, scheduled on October 14th 2020, has been cancelled due to the pandemic.  


Anna Bańkowska - Member of West-Pomeranian Provincial Government: This has been a difficult time for cultural institutions, for museums and for museum professionals. I hope that the awards and honorary mentions will be an important and optimistic impulse not only for their winners but also for the whole museum environment. Your work is of immense importance. You open new worlds to your recipients, you create stories that make it possible for us to see ourselves in a different way. I would like to thank you for this on behalf of the Provincial Government and of all the residents of West-Pomerania, the hearts of whom museums are close to.   




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The Jamno Farm houses an exhibition which depicts the life in old Jamno. It consists of two parts - an interactive one, where one can see a model of old Jamno or dress up in a copy of a Jamno costume. In the second part - an exhibition one - you can see how the inhabitants of Jamno lived and what equipment they used. It contains unique polychrome furniture, everyday items and farm tools. A skilled eye will also spot Jamno julki - dwarfs from folk tales. The exhibition is accompanied by a mobile application - a guide entitled "With Julki in a Cottage". Another one, "With Julki around Jamno" goes beyond the farm and encourages us to walk around the former village. Next to the cottage there is a barn adjusted to housing educational activities, conferences, lectures and video displays.

The projekt entitled "Reconstruction of Historical Jamno Farm from the 19th Century” has been carried out within West-Pomeranian Voivodship Regional Operational Program for years 2014-2020, Priority Axis No. 4: Natural Surroundings of Human, Action 4.9 Development of Endogenous Resources.





In 2019, Muzeum Pojezierza Myśliborskiego carried out a project entitled "Dyed Egg Rattle from Myślibórz – Toy, Object, Instrument?”, related to newly discovered archaeological object – Early-Mediaeval dyed Easter egg rattle. The impulse for the action was extraordinary interest in the object since its very discovery done by Warsaw scientists at one of the islands of Pojezierze Myśliborskie.

The Museum's activities may be considered a model use of "perfect time" for launching an action aimed at popularizing archaeological heritage and regional history and for developing strictly scientific discussion in a location far from large research centres.  

The event should be understood not as a single one, but as a series of individual tasks scheduled over time, making up an extensive popularizing program. At the same time, the multidirectional nature of activities should be highlighted, among which the following can be distinguished: scientific activity - organization of a scientific conference and releasing a publication, popular science activity - activities with children referring to the subject of the relic, and promotional activity - leaflets, gadgets, media and Internet coverage.




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On the first floor of the eastern wing of the castle, the most representative chamber houses a unique interactive exhibition presenting the life and achievements of King Eric of Pomerania, known as the emperor of the north and a precursor of the European Union. This exceptional interactive exhibition, from the basement to the highest floors of the castle tower, informs about the creator of the idea of ​​"Dominium Maris Baltici". In a cellar prison cell there is a hologram with a prisoner, who is helping some daredevils look for the famous treasures of Eric of Pomerania. On the terrace, it is worth seeing how a huge sea monster is sinking Eric's ships near Bornholm. Other adventures of the Baltic "corsair" are also presented here. In the castle tower, you can look at the treasures of the king, inherited from him by Duchess Sophia, and at old seafaring. Thanks to the project, the castle and its surroundings are more reminiscent of the reign of the ruler of Scandinavia and Pomerania. A large part of the castle moat was reconstructed, an alley and a wooden pedestrian bridge over the moat were built, which connects the castle area with Podzamcze Street. A grassy area was created next to the castle, intended for holding outdoor events. A fragment of the defensive wall connecting the castle with the city fortification has also been renovated. In the castle courtyard there are stalls, a half-timbered house, a platform for medieval heralds and magicians.

The project has been co-financed by West-Pomeranian Voivodship Regional Operational Program for years 2014-2020.  




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The exhibition presented the richness of Ukrainian folk costume. The event was held as part of the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Greek Catholic Parish in Wałcz. The Ukrainian folk costumes presented at the exhibition were collected by Jan Syrnyk, the chairman of the Szczecin branch of the Union of Ukrainians in Poland.

I collect exhibits because there are fewer and fewer of them and I want to save them from oblivion. Almost fourty years ago in Bobolice, a worker in a waste paper warehouse gave me two shirts as a gift. Back then, clothes and other things could be exchanged for toilet paper. They stayed with me for a long time, and finally I realised that the largest possible collectin of these things should be gathered. The collection is constantly growing. Ukrainians are proud of their embroidery and their shirts. Thanks to tem, they are recognizable. The shirts were sewn for different occasions for particular individuals, so you could not wear the ones you may see here in order not to repeat the fates of those people. The oldest shirt in the collection was made in 1890. There are casual and holiday shirts, all very important to those who wore them. When you look at them, reflect on the fates of those who wore them and who are no longer there...





The educational program implemented at the Museum, related to the history of technology, transport and communication, is taimed at groups of recipients of various ages. Educational activities include both museum lessons and visiting permanent exhibitions within thematic educational paths (eg. "What do we travel by?" or "Mechanical zoo"). The experience collected by the museum educators prompted the museum team to develop additional educational tools useful for working with the youngest visitors. The set of educational tools developed in this way is to allow preschool and primary school teachers to independently prepare and conduct a series of classes. The series includes a preparatory and summarizing stage that can be carried out both in the Mmuseum and in an educational institution. In order to achieve high quality of the educational tools, cooperation was established with the Design Studio of Digital Publications and Publications of The Academy of Art in Szczecin. The educational tool kit, reaching a wide audience, will not only execute educational tasks, but will also support the achievement of the most important goals of museum education (e.g. developing knowledge about the culture of one's own region and its relations with the national culture, developing historical memory and the ability to think in terms of historical changes).





"Whispers of Old Town House" is a project authored by two employees of Art Popularising, Education and Promotion Department of Muzeum Archeologiczno-Historyczne w Stargardzie: Patrycja Jakubiak (script and directing) and Przemysław Antczak (script). A show and a meeting with the residents of the tenement house at ul. B. Limanowskiego 26 in Stargardz, crowning the project, were held within European Heritage Days 2019. The aim of the project was to arrange the show which took place in the courtyard of nineteenth century tenement house. It told a stury about changing inhabitants of Stargard: it was a fraction of everyday life of German residents from 1920s and 1930s and of first Polish settlers arriving here in 1945. In the second part of the event, the project assumed the meeting of the "actors" and "viewers" in the garden of the courtyard. The idea of this project was directly referring to earlier cycle entitled "Secrets of Town House" and "Stories Told by Sound" authored by Przemysław Antczak.